Organizers plan to replace themselves at Urban Exchange
The organizers of the Boston Urban Exchange are looking to hand off responsibility for the event, a roughly monthly gathering of, as they list it, “planners, architects, urban designers, developers, ethnologists, technologists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, artists and all else who are care about urban development in the Boston/Cambridge region.”
The events began last summer at Middlesex Lounge in Lafayette Square, although the March exchange will be at Mantra in Boston.
“While we both need to move onto other things, it’s hard to imagine BUX ending here, especially after receiving such a consistently positive and enthusiastic response from people who have attended,” Angela Insinger said Friday, referring also to Gena Peditto, who works mainly out of the Cambridge Innovation Center’s co-working incubator, C3, in Kendall Square. “So we hope that there may be two or three interested urbanites out there who are willing to continue these events.”
The exchange was designed to last only through the summer, but was extended in August to run through the fall. After a holiday hiatus, it was extended again into the new year.
Insinger, who holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said people interested in organizing the events can send e-mail to her or Peditto to discuss the mission, operation, time commitment and “ideas about continuing things, too.”
“With all the innovative people we’ve met over the past eight months, we’re confident there will be a good fit for BUX out there,” Insinger said.